Lee, Robert E., General (Robert Edward)
- Existence: 1807-1870
President, W&L, 1865-1870. C. in C. Confederate armies, 1865. See Douglas Southall Freeman, R. E. Lee, 4 vls., 1934-35.
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Cabinet Cards of Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and other Confederate States of America generals
Collection — Folder: 0011
Scope and Contents This collection contains two cabinet card photographs, one of the 1869 painting by Everett B. D. Julio, titled 'The Last Meeting,' of Confederate States of America generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson on their war horses at Chancellorsville, Virginia in 1863 and a highly retouched fictional compilation of the 'President and Generals of the CSA' by photographer D.H. Anderson. The Andrson photograph has Lee on his horse Traveller in the foreground. The images were inscibed and...
File — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Scope and Contents This folder contains copied materials relating to the American Civil War, specifially the Confederate States of America and information about its army.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1832 - 1990
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 47
Scope and Contents This letter was written by American educator Emma Willard on March 15, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Willard introduces herself and explains that she is a writer of history and has followed Lee's career through the war. She expresses her wish to establish contact with various generals, including Lee, to record their views of experiences for an upcoming school history book on the topic.
Scope and Contents This collection includes four telegrams and one letter, 1862-1865, from Davis to C.S.A. Generals Braxton Bragg, Joseph E. Johnston, and Robert E. Lee and Col. William Preston Johnston concerning conduct of the war; nine letters, 1867-1882, from Davis to General William Nelson Pendleton, the majority discussing the preparation of Davis' book, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government; one letter dated Feb. 4, 1887 from Davis to Mrs. Mary Meredith refusing assistance from Texas friends; one...
Dates: Inclusive 1861-1887
Scope and Contents This collection contains biographical information and correspondence about John Thomas Gregory, of the 3rd Arkansas Infantry, Confederate States America, who was credited with saving Robert E. Lee's life at the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864.
Dates: 1897 - 1993
Scope and Contents Includes Johnston's Order No. 18, April 27, 1865, to his troops after his surrender to Gen. William T. Sherman; a letter, Jan. 24, 1884, from Johnston to [James F. Rogers?] concerning some letters from Gen. R. E. Lee; autographed photograph of Johnston.
Dates: Inclusive 1865-1884
Scope and Contents This collection contains a copy of 'Organization of the Lee Monument Association, and the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, Richmond, Va., Nov. 3rd and 4th, 1870'. A second copy is cataloged under E547 .L47 in Special Collections Rare. The printed invitation to the unveiling of the Robert E. Lee statue on May 29, 1890 in Richmond, VA is also included, in two pieces.
Dates: Inclusive 1870, 1890
Scope and Contents An address by President Gaines to the officers and directors of The Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation.
Notebook - William Allan's "Memoranda of a Conversation with Robert E. Lee", 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19
File — Box: 13, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Between February 1868 and February 1870 Washington College professor and former Confederate Ordinance officer, William Allan, had five conversations with college president Robert E. Lee which he manually recorded in this memo book which he titled “Conversations with Gen. R. E. Lee”. Soon after each conversation, Allan described retreating to his office to record the highlights. In 1886, former Washington College Clerk of faculty and Librarian, Edward Clifford "E.C." Gordon shared with Allan,...
Dates: 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19; 1886-11
Scope and Contents This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865 -...
Dates: Inclusive 1792-1935; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1870